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@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump Do you believe Ukraine is now fighting for its survival against an invasion of Russian soldiers with thousands of casualties?
It’s nothing like that.
#ObamaBiden denied all military aid to #Poroshenko fearing that lethal aid would provoke Moscow.… #JoeBiden
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump Any time you hear the #BidenProtectionMedia wailing that #tRump denied (delayed) U.S. military aid to fight off Russia’s proxy mercenaries (not Russian soldiers) remember #Biden’s impotence when #Poroshenko begged for military aid.… #FlamingHypocrites #DNC
@DrDenaGrayson @realDonaldTrump #Biden told #Obama he wanted to take on containing the #IslamicState, curbing #immigration from Central America, & keeping Russia from devouring #Ukraine.
Ironically, Joe did none of that, but #tRump has, without starting any new futile wars.… #SquidProJoe
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Welcome to the Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending November 10, 2019. With Congress on recess this week, we are going to do things a bit differently this week. We are going to take a dive into #McConnellsGraveyard.
#MoCTrack 1/33
#GOP keeps trotting out their tired talking point about the “do-nothing-Dems” and all we can concentrate on is #Impeachment.


What you’ll find below are 30 bills of the 300+ that #McConnell has stalled in the Senate.

#MoCTrack #DemCast 2/33…
HR 1 - #ForThePeople

A bill that would improve voting rights, fix campaign finance regulations, and mandate ethics and accountability reforms.
💯 over 100 co-sponsors (236)

#MoCTrack #McConnellsGraveyard 3/33…
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Bet $2.5M
there is reason
4 things.


When u shill,
end up on da grill.

Y would Mensch
be skirred of wat
folks question
*vetting her?

Y would experience in
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allow her *insight N2 U.S. politics?
She Murdoch GingerKitty
Yeah. Yeah.
We all make mistakes.

But how many R too many?

Let's just run thru
some Sun pieces
they delivered w
Mensch as subject.

Joey Barton slams
‘fame-hungry’ 😏
MP Louise Mensch

Vet ur pundit.

Y I do declare!

Heart attack

Remain RUssian Op
#BREXIT stolen from people

"Ex-*Tory MP
Louise Mensch
blasted Hancock
4 suggesting
Brexit voters
R unkind,

Doesn't spell Alka-Seltzer, folks.

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Reminder: There's a second congressional hearing today on the end (and subsequent reinstatement) of #MedicalDeferredAction.

You can follow along here:…

Or, you can follow me for the newsy nuggets.
For background, we first reported on the end of the humanitarian policy back in August when Boston-area #immigrants began receiving denial letters from @USCIS.…
@USCIS We spoke with a few people who were receiving life-saving medical treatment here in Boston. They requested #MedicalDeferredAction from USCIS, asking for visa extensions and temporary deferral of deportation to continue treatment.

Here's their story:
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A thread on how 45’s immigration policy, developed under Stephen Miller, parallels treatment of Jewish people in Nazi Germany.

We will refer to the Wikipedia entry on immigration policy in Germany from 1933-1940 /1 #resist
“Discrimination against Jews began immediately after the national seizure of power in 1933.”

Trump signed the Muslim ban into effect within days of being sworn into office /2 #resist #racism #racism #resist
“The Nazi Party used populist antisemitic views to gain votes.”

Leading to and after the 2016 election, Trump supporters adopt garish red hats to signal support of Islamophobic/white supremacist policy /3 #resist
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Doing social media for @NewSanctuaryNYC means I rarely take a break from #immigration news. Every day the Trump administration looks for another way to cause harm to black & brown people. Thread highlights some of the current policies. We MUST not stop fighting back. #impeach 👇🏼
The Trump administration is doing another secretive pilot test in El Paso, this time “Prompt Asylum Claim Review,” a program to speed up deportation of #asylum seekers.…
"These new policies have resulted in the separation of family units, lasting trauma and heartache, and shocking detention conditions for both children and adults."…
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1/ Our “Trauma at the Border” report addresses child immigrant detention & finds that changes to asylum & the Zero Tolerance policy have created an unnecessary human & #CivilRights crisis #USCCRReports #HumanitarianCrisis
2/ It recommends that Congress “pass legislation that sets minimum safe, sanitary, and humane detention conditions” and that the Administration fix conditions in @DHSgov Inspector General report re overcrowding, food, sanitation #Immigration
3/ Report calls for ending the practice of housing immigration detainees in prisons & jails; prohibition on for-profit child detention centers; and closure of and prohibition on immigration detention facilities located on military bases
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@LinkedIn @LinkedInToday The H-1B is profoundly broken. It doesn't need to be cut, but reformed.

A rebuttal to this piece (from firsthand experience managing a global team with H-1B's at a F100 US corporation.:…

H-1Bs don't officially make workers indentured & underpaid; just unofficially. Workers can only switch to other companies that will pay to sponsor visas. Many don't. So:
- That reduced market
- Extra cost
- Transactional friction

Limit their options & pay.
Because many H1B workers arrive without families (or at least extended families), they tend to work longer hours, so companies get more bang for the buck.

How much buck?
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The #PublicCharge rule was stayed (for now) & is huge relief but in nitty-gritty of immigration cases happening away from twitter-sphere, injunction is of little coseq. Last FRI I got email from OPLA atty on upcoming 42B merits w/ “I don’t see the credit reports 4 Respts?” WTF!?!
It has nothing to do with cancellation of removal eligibility or meeting the burden of proof to get #immigration relief requested. But you see, Credit Score was one of the things introduced into immigration adjudications by the #PublicCharge rule. 1/
A confession is in order. I my 19 yrs practicing immigr I have never submitted Credit Reports/Scores in cancellation cases bc those are often not pretty. It has very little to do w issues at bar but everything to do on how debt & debt collection affect vulnerable populations. 2/
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1/10 An #immigration and #nhs thread. This govt the two have linked the two and this week sees this link leading toward further disaster:

The NHS is short of psychiatrists, esp child psychiatrists - the Home office during #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek…
2/10 Meanwhile in the wake of #brexit, with a govt insisting on an arbitary salary threshold for immigration policy an NHS already short of 100000 staff looks set for a worsening staffing crisis

credit @HSJAnnabelle…
3/10 The govt insistence on using the #NHS as a means of immigration control continues, with the news of sharing of patient data with credit firms - a story with implications well beyond ill advised border control

credit @ShaunLintern…
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Working late again thanks to two awful Trump #immigration policies: #PublicCharge rule (scheduled to kick in on Tues) & the end of #TPSElSalvador in Jan.

We'd already been trying to get as many #TPS holders to residency as possible, & this new deadline has us all scrambling.
#EastBoston, #Chelsea, & #Revere are home to one of the East Coast's largest Salvadoran populations. We know from our clients & weekly visits to the consulate that reality is starting to hit: Thousands of my neighbors will begin 2020 by losing the status they've held for 18+ yrs
We have been able to process many of them for advance parole, a special travel permit which will allow those with immediate relatives who are US citizens or relatives to re-enter lawfully and qualify for residency. It's getting to be too late for those who haven't.
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Who would've thought a film shot on some mobile phones would take your breath away. #MidnightTraveler is astonishing, heart grabbing, without one dull minute. It's the story of an Afghan refugee family on the run to safety over three years, which they filmed on their own phones.
You can't help feel rage when you see the two little girls trying to play with the soccer ball within what is essentially a maximum-security prison of high concrete walls and barbed wire In Hungary.
But it's not all outrage. The film records the dark humor, danger & boredom of life on the run. The little girls sing & play games in a smuggler's taxi with their dad locked in the trunk for safety as they pass through Taliban territory where dad has a death sentence on his head.
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1/ The Trump administration is about to achieve its longtime goal of setting up an #asylum firewall in Central America which will offshore our treaty obligations the worst possible places imaginable.

Let's look ahead to what this actually means in practice.
2/ Once Honduras inevitably signs, we'll have created a sort of buffer zone through which all asylum seekers coming from south of Mexico will have to seek asylum first. (Guatemalans will still be able to seek asylum at our border per current agreements.) Out of sight, out of mind
3/ Stephen Miller and other Trump #immigration policy minions have made it explicitly clear that there is only one purpose for all of this: to get these teeming masses yearning to breathe free as far from our golden door as possible, with no regard for their lives or the law
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A Chart: Fascist Attacks Against Immigrants Just in Past Two Months, as of September 14, 2019
There is a massive refugee/immigration crisis around the world. Tens of millions of people are desperately fleeing for their lives.
July 14
Trump unleashed barrage of racist, anti-immigrant tweets directed at 4 Democratic congresswomen of color. He demanded the 4 “go back to the crime-infested places from where they came.”…
“The Demonization, Criminalization and Deportations of Immigrants”
From Bob Avakian's speech "Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution"

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MORE SEPARATED CHILDREN: A 12yo Bahamian girl was separated from family at a South Florida airport after fleeing the destruction of Hurricane #Dorian and was sent by #immigration officials to a Miami Gardens shelter for abused or abandoned children.…
When the girl and her godmother arrived in West Palm Beach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection transferred them over to Miami International Airport and ultimately separated the pair because the woman wasn’t the child’s biological parent, the girl’s mother.

The 12yo is being considered an “unaccompanied minor” because she wasn’t physically accompanied by her biological parents.

@MiamiHerald reports that the girl was NOT released to her “biological aunt, who had come to pick her up at the airport, custody.”

#flapol #immigration
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For long, foreign aid and development projects have treated Nigeria like only the north matters; this is why northern governors are heavily irresponsible! In the last five years, Buhari has heavily influenced the World Bank, UNICEF and even WaterAid to keep projects in the North
Such interventions has NOT made any difference in the disaster that Northern Nigeria is! Rather, this region is creating problems for the rest of Nigeria! The new class of vulnerable people in Nigeria are the insecurity and humanitarian crisis displaced persons from the north
It is this group that are now the most susceptible to illegal #immigration cartel. In the last two weeks, I have heard numerous stories of young people pushed by hopelessness to look for money to go to Europe or Libya for work!
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In honor of the #LaborDay2019 , here are some immigrants and/or POC* laboring mightily in #immigrationlaw, policy, & media you should know about.

Be sure to give them a follow if you don't already!

*I'll try not to make this too New England-centric, but probably will anyway
Let's start with a hometown hero:

Antonio Massa Viana (@MassaVianaLaw) was the 1st undocumented immigrant admitted to practice as a lawyer in #Massachusetts. He demonstrates total dedication to his local Brazilian community and beyond every day.

Hassan Ahmad (@HMAesq) is an incredible advocate in his own right. But he's also doing vital work exposing John Tanton, the man whose white supremacist beliefs became the foundation for modern American nativism. (Also associate Humza Kazmi @Allandaros)

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J'ai quitté ma maison pendant deux minutes.
Et deux minutes suffisaient.

#Arrêt #Immigration #Brutalitépolicière

Si vous envisagez de voyager ou de vivre à #Maroc, mais que vous avez l'audace de le faire en noir, lisez ceci en premier:
Le 21 mars 2019, vers 19 h 45, j'ai quitté mon appartement à Rabat, au Maroc, pour acheter du vin avant la fermeture du magasin. Je suis passé par mon colocataire sur le chemin et lui ai dit que je reviendrais. Je ne suis pas revenu.
Quand j'ai atteint un rond-point dans la rue, un homme étrange m'a répété "Bonjour". Beaucoup de gens vendent constamment des choses ici, alors je l'ai ignoré. Mais il s'est approché et a finalement attrapé mon épaule, puis ma poitrine.
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I left my house for two minutes.
And two minutes was all it took.

#Arrest #Immigration #PoliceBrutality

If you're thinking about traveling or living in #Morocco, but have the audacity to do it while black, read this first:
On March 21st, 2019, at about 7:45pm, I left my apartment in Rabat, Morocco to buy some wine before the store closed. I passed by my roommate on the way there, and told her I'd be back. I did not come back.
When I reached a roundabout right up the street, a strange man repeated, "Bonjour" to me. Many people constantly sell things here, so I ignored him. But he got closer and eventually grabbed my shoulder and then grabbed my chest.
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🚨‼️Orwellian Trump regime is literally redefining US citizenship! New definition of “Residence” denies #citizenship to children born to govt employees & military stationed abroad. Also denies citizenship to children BORN IN US if mothers don’t meet new residency rules.
🚨The Trump regime goes there, folks. #Immigration demagoguery isn't about "illegal" immigrants. It's about engineering a more white society. They're literally redefining #citizenship—even if US born. It's a racist and fundamentally unAmerican agenda.…
Gaslighting Ken Cuccinelli tells @DanaBashCNN he’s “offended” by use of word “targeting” in characterizing new USCIS #citizenship policy that denies automatic citizenship to kids born to US military stationed abroad. He claims it’s only a “paperwork change.” #immigration
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Birthright citizenship

I believe that the country needs to suspend or withdraw birthright citizenship until the illegal immigration situation normalizes to historical metrics.
The founding fathers never envisioned a situation where over 25% of Federal arrests annually would be arrests of people in the country illegally.
More people want to immigrate to the US than any country. More people want to come to the US than the government or people choose to afford. This forces limits to numbers of immigrants.
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Hi, I’ll be live-tweeting today’s Chicago Board of Health public meeting. #ChiDocumenters
@ChiDocumenters #publichealth #chicagopublichealth
@CHIdocumenters Dr. Arwady reviews high-level updates from the dept, including an anti-#syphillis campaign, a research study on Chicago maternal mortality (#maternitymatters) that will be released soon, and a new program that will provide assistance to #newmom s at 3 Chicago hospitals.
Dr. Arwady shares info about the new training video aimed at Chicago employees who work with youth, centers a #traumainformed approach to working with them.
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🚨Wake up and smell the white nationalism. Trump fascists do all they can—thru laws, regs & terror—to make America white again >> NEW RULE to severely limit LEGAL IMMIGRATION—making it easier to reject green cards & visas apps of people from poor countries…
Trump's attacks legal #immigration b/c demagoguery —racism—is his political brand. And his core strategy to power. He's long conflated categories of people, so unAmerican it's jarring. Yesterday "Illegal" immigrants. Today legal. Tomorrow citizens. It's all horribly predictable.
The racism just oozes out of every Trump immigration policy, greasing the slippery slope of demagoguery. From illegal to legal to even citizens. Thru dehumanization, intimidation, harassment, deportation, separation, WH racists are determined to make BROWN lesser & non-Americans.
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The nightmare of a demagogue president. #ElPaso Mayor insists White Supremacy has no place in El Paso. Yet he’s welcoming Trump & his racist admin on Wed. This is just rubbing salt in the rawest of wounds. And for what? So Trump’s propaganda media can say how presidential he is??
Another reason #ElPaso should #DumpTrump visit: His re-election campaign stiffed the city of $569,204 for the racist fascist rally he held there in Feb.

The point tho isn’t the money. It’s that Trump targeted El Paso w/ hate just like the terrorist did.…
Why is Trump going to #ElPaso? To propose gun laws? To comfort the Latino community? No, he's going for the photo-op. So RW propagandists can keep gaslighting America that he's not creating the very conditions for white supremacy terrorism. Watch & reject his visit. #LockHimOUT
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